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Ohio House Speaker, Others Charged with Racketeering Amid Dark-Money Allegations

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Speaker, Others Charged with Racketeering Amid Dark-Money Allegations

By Marty Schladen Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, four political operatives and a dark-money group were charged Tuesday in a criminal complaint that an Ohio energy company paid them $61 million to get a $1.5 billion nuclear bailout from taxpayers. Charged along with Householder were Matt Borges, a lobbyist who was formerly chairman of the Ohio […]

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Ohio Democrats Frustrated by Reluctance Toward Mask Order Enforcement

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Democrats Frustrated by Reluctance Toward Mask Order Enforcement

By Marty Schladen The coronavirus is raging in Ohio, but the state’s Republican leaders seem disinclined to enforce rules intended to protect against it. Attorney General Dave Yost won’t say whether he’ll support enforcement of new orders to wear masks in the state’s hardest-hit counties. And the official who issued them, Gov. Mike DeWine, has made […]

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DeWine Eases Testing Limits Amid False Unlimited Testing Claims

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Eases Testing Limits Amid False Unlimited Testing Claims

By Marty Schladen As he leads the state through a historic pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine has an apparently unbreakable rule: Don’t cross Trump. In his press conference Thursday, DeWine again addressed the inadequacy of Ohio’s coronavirus testing program.  For example, he announced a fourth tier of Ohioans who are now eligible for state tests. People […]

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